Hiring a seasoned photographer and food stylist can put a huge dent in your budget. Fortunately, with today’s technology and phone cameras, restaurant owners have the ability to take their own professional-looking photos. We’ve assembled 20 tips on how to take top-notch photographs of your delicious dishes, unique beverages, and amazing space, including: What lighting
There’s nothing like a summer night filled with great people, delicious food, and cool drinks. But what happens when your restaurant isn’t just competing with neighboring establishments for summertime diners, but also with guests’ own backyards? Here are some suggestions for restaurant owners looking to lure customers away from at-home barbeques and into their establishments.
Season change means more than just one more (or one less) outer layer for your restaurant. It can have a profound effect on your sales, good or bad. Are you ready for what next season will bring? Whether your restaurant is getting ready for snow drifts or the busiest summer season yet, being prepared is
On average, three out of every four employees in your restaurant won’t be with you this time next year. And it’s going to cost you big. Do you have the extra money to lose when employees leave? In our brand-new eBook, we walk through how to forecast your restaurant labor costs accurately, and then pinpoint
Historically, August is a rough month for restaurant sales. And for the past few years, we’ve been on a rollercoaster, seeing higher sales that are driven not by traffic, but by increases in check size. With same store sales trending down, heading into an August slump can be nerve-racking. Experts say restaurants have two strong
Email marketing continues to be one of the best ways restaurants can market to customers. It is generally cheaper than print advertising, whose effectiveness has waned considerably in recent years. And while social media advertising can still be an important aspect of your online marketing, it’s important to remember not all consumers are active users
For 35 years, Rewards Network has helped local restaurants to grow. We strive to be your partner, providing not just marketing and capital funding, but also helping you find the answers you need to build a stronger, more resilient business. Through our blog, e-books, videos, and other tools, we share information that helps you focus
It’s not every day that a thirty-five-year-old company modernizes its image. Today we’re thrilled to announce the new Rewards Network brand identity. Our revitalized look heralds an evolution of our business, reflecting who we are and where we are poised to go. The refreshed brand will be everywhere Rewards Network is, including our website, products,
As summer comes to a close, your customers are busy with getting their kids back to school and winding down with all the summertime fun. As one season ends and another begins (and with the holidays still several weeks away), you don’t want to lose sight of your promotional strategies to increase your restaurant sales.